Big Bolt Blaster is the second ability for the Engineer in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. When called, the Engineer will summon a large ride-able sentry turret with 100 ammo which can turn at all angles and shoot plants around him with big bolts, similar to the Peashooter's Pea Gatling and the Sunflower's Sunbeam abilities. While this ability is in use, it takes 33.3% less damage from enemies and has a smaller hitbox (turret itself doesn't take any damage) and deals more damage. However, its range is shorter than the two former abilities and the recoil is higher.
The Big Bolt Blaster can be compared to and can be considered the zombie version of the Pea Gatling. As such, strategies for the Pea Gatling can work for the Big Bolt Blaster. However, a big thing to remember is that the range is shorter than the Pea Gatling, and it has higher recoil, so attacking it from a distance is a good idea.
Like with the Pea Gatling, Shuck Shot is the easiest way to take care of this, since unlike the Pea Gatling or Sunbeam, shooting the turret itself doesn't damage the Engineer himself, so this will likely win against a Pea Gatling.
- ▲ Engineer turret: Projectile speed increased from 200m/s to 400m/s, and set rate of fire to 750 rounds/min.
- The Big Bolt Blaster is the replacement of the Engineer's Zombot Drone from Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, due to Captain Deadbeard's Parrot Pal ability.